14 April 2015
If you know your older home needs new siding but you aren't sure what type of siding is going to be best, you'll want to consider professional installation. There are a lot of risks when you try to do your own siding removal and installation. Consider the following things, and call professionals to get the siding that you need. Asbestos Concerns Removing your own siding can be dangerous because you don't know if there was asbestos in the siding, in the adhesive used to apply the siding, or in the insulation behind the siding.
31 March 2015
Have you recently purchased an old home? Are you making plans for how to renovate it, while preserving its historical charm? Here are some reasons why home window replacement should be at the top of your to do list: Safety: In some older houses, the window frames are too small for a person to use the window as a fire escape. They may also have small windows that consist of nothing more than a pane of glass and don't open at all.
27 March 2015
If you've got a well that provides water to your home, you know it can be a pretty large inconvenience if something goes wrong. If you're all of a sudden without any water at all, it can impact just about every aspect of your day. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help prolong the life of your system. Like with almost anything in your home, preventative water well maintenance is the best thing you can do for your well.
19 March 2015
Today, there are many options to make the roofing on your home energy efficient. Most of these options include using alternatives to asphalt shingles, which can be a costly solution. If you want to use asphalt shingles on your roof, there are some things that can be done to make your roof greener and more energy efficient. This can include using an energy efficient underlayment, choosing lighter colored shingles and adding insulation to the roof rafters.
9 March 2015
Most people don't give much thought to their water heater, but when it ceases to work properly, it can be a huge inconvenience. A broken water heater doesn't necessarily mean that you have to buy a new water heater; in many cases, an experienced plumber can repair your broken unit. But if you want to prevent your water heater from malfunctioning and make it last longer, there are several things you can do.
26 February 2015
There's no need to sweat your guts out while you wait for your air conditioner to get repaired. You can cool yourself and your home down with just a few simple tricks. Some of them won't even require any additional electricity. Here's a few simple ways to cool down until your air conditioner is back up and running. Invest In A Window Unit A small window air conditioner won't keep your entire home cool.
19 February 2015
If your roof is getting old and worn out, it's a good idea to start shopping for a new roof before major leaks develop. This gives you time to get the best price possible. If you need to put a roof on in a hurry, you may have to pay more. Plus, during the busy season for roofers, you may have a hard time finding a roofer who is available. When you can schedule the work at your convenience, you can use the following tips to get the best price for your budget.
12 February 2015
Removing a hazardous tree is a quite an undertaking that is best left to professionals. It may seem simple enough to get rid of the potentially dangerous tree in your yard. After all, you just call a professional and they come to remove it, right? Wrong. Sometimes, removing a tree is a more difficult process. If you are thinking of having a tree removed, use these three tips to ensure you get it done correctly:
9 February 2015
Heating and cooling systems are a crucial aspect to homely comfort, regardless of the climate you're in. So it's no wonder why more and more companies are developing new ways to efficiently control your home's temperature. If you're in the market for a new heating and cooling system, take a look at these modern alternatives. Heat Pumps Perfect for moderate climates, heat pumps are a convenient alternative to standard electric heating and cooling systems.
4 February 2015
When looking to install new plumbing, there are a number of different materials that you can choose from. Two of the most common types of materials used to fabricate plumbing pipes are copper and cross linked polyethylene, abbreviated as PEX. Both of these types of plumbing offer different advantages over each other, and knowing the features of each can help you make an educated decision about which type of plumbing is the best fit for your house.